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Lake Taal

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Address: Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
Description: This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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Great views from Taal volcano

Visited here en route to Taal volcano. The journey to the island is arguably just as good as the trip up the volcano, especially if you get good weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Calderbrook
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited here en route to Taal volcano. The journey to the island is arguably just as good as the trip up the volcano, especially if you get good weather.

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Delhi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Plus points a) Close to Manila 2 hours (if no traffic) b) Beautiful scenery c) Wonderful boat ride at the lake. d) Cheap and easily approachable through taxi. e) Wonderful view of smokey mountains. Do carry a pair of good shoes in case if like to trek and also a suncream as sun is pretty hot out there.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My two kids and rented a catamaran hobie21 and sailed around most of the day. If you can sail or like sailing I highly recommend visiting the Taal sailing club in talisay as its the best way to soak in the experience of this unique place.

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Igensdorf, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

... all try to get your money. A guide is not really needed to reach the top of the volcano, it is just straight away, and only one way, u cannot get lost. Why to shot golf balls into the volcano is still strange for me, not needed, think of the nature. I wanted to get down to the volcano... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A decent getaway from Manila, takes 1.5 to 2 hours to get there and the views of the lake crater are pretty good from Tagatay town or any of the restaurants lining the lake side. The wind was too high on the day I was there (a typhoon was about to hit the Eastern edge of Phil that day) so... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

a boat trip across the lake to Taal Volcano was good although a little rough because of the breeze the boatman gave us plastic covers to shelter under from the spray

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Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Well, I believe this lake is only for you to cruise or hop from one resort to the others including tall mountain.

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Tasmania
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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This areas is much cooler than metro Manila so it is a nice day trip if you want to cool down and relax.

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Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It does not smell like manila bay, and I think the gov't is doing a bit of good job in maintaining it natural. Fishing farms are limited and are located in design areas, unlike laguna bay which I think is over used. Not confident in swimming there though since its murkey.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

- A drive of about 20 minutes downhill from Tagaytay. Worth it & is gateway to the Taal Volcano. This is an active Volcano with smoke at many points on the hill.

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